Tuesday, July 31, 2001

Dolores Birano Aiona, 64, of Honolulu, who retired from Hawaiian Linen, died July 9. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Francis Jr. and James; daughters Georgina Silva, Francine Haugen, Donna Santos and Sonya Aiona; brothers Jose, Juan and Raymond Berano; sister Nancy Cui; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Christopher Ano, 81, of Koloa, Kauai, will be remembered in services from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Chapel Honolulu. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

Felipe Ruiz Bartolome, 89, of Makaweli, Kauai, an irrigator for Gay & Robinson, died Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Claudia; sons Florencio, Eric and Jan Michael; and brothers Ruperto Bartolome and Pablo and Ricardo Ruiz. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church. Call from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mark Edward Campbell, 48, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a maintenance manager for Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He is survived by wife Lorna Young, son Justin, brother Dennis, sister Lisa Campbell-Giffin and parents Tillman and LeNelle. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m.

Antone "Papa Tony" J. Correia, 82, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Thursday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Ahualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Emily S., daughters Yvonne Cootey and Geri Loo, sisters Alice Ferreira and Mabel Gomes, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, Hawaii. Call from 6 to 10 p.m. All-night vigil to follow. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Honokaa Catholic Church. Casual attire.

Virginia "Gramma DeLuz" Ramos DeLuz, 93, of Paauilo Mauka, Hawaii, died Friday at home. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons David S., Herbert and Frank; daughter Gladys Mello; brothers Abraham and Eugene Ramos; sister Delpha Mahuna; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Paauilo. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Homelani Memorial Park Mausoleum. Entombment to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Daniel David "Dan" Ellis, 21, died Sunday in Midwest City, Okla. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Janie, father and stepmother Col. David D. and Judy K., and sisters Emily J. and Laura E. Services on the mainland.

Ligaya Victorio Fruto, 87, of Redwood City, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired reporter with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, was buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. She died July 18 in Redwood City. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Ramon Reyes, sisters Estrella Victorio and Fely Barles, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services held.

Dr. Nancy Lorraine Glover, 47, of Waimanalo, a senior program officer for the University of Hawaii Secretariat for Conservation Biology at the University of Hawaii, Center for Conservation Research and Training, died Wednesday. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Michael Buck, mother Elsie and sisters Susan Ring and Diane Terburg. Memorial services: 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Health Center. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Waimanalo Health Center, 41-1347 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo 96795.

Robert Cyril Guest, 75, of Honolulu, a microwave calibration specialist, died July 20 in Honolulu. He was born in Vallejo, Calif. He is survived by wife Florence; sons Frank Lopes and Leroy, Christopher Billy-John and Michael William David Guest; and daughters Dolores Trujillo, Louisa Christina Marie Cisneros, Sarah Carson and Arline Anderson. Private services. Donations suggested to Flor-ence Guest, P.O. Box 17400, Honolulu 96817.

William Shunsuke Ito, 86, of Honolulu, a physician, died July 14 in Honolulu. He was born in Portland. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Ronald and Bruce; daughter Della Ann; stepchildren John, Wallace and Allison Honjiyo; brother Harold; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii, Pali Highway. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Gideon Kawilanuimakehaokalani Kalilimoku, 66, of Waimanalo died last Tuesday. He was born in Haena, Kauai. He is survived by wife Pearl; sons Frederick, Gideon Jr. and Jim; daughter Carrie Tufaga; brothers Frederick, Mitchell, Jerry and Aram Kalilimoku and Paul and Wesley Elia; sister Hannah Basso; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Ward. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:15 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Barbara Helen Kirby, 76, of Kailua, formerly of Methuen, Mass., died Thursday at home. She was born in Methuen. She is survived by husband John W.; sons John W. Jr., Kevin W., Jeffrey N., Christopher J. and Frederick H.; daughters Karen E. Paul, Christine A. Diamond and Martha M. Anderson; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 221 Hualani St., Kailua.

Haru Higa Kirby, 71, of Kaneohe died Sunday in Tripler Hospital. She is survived by sons Masao and Kiyoshi, sister Chiyoko Ringer and four grandchildren. Private services.

Richard C. Muelheim, 84, of Kailua, a retired electronics technician with the U.S. Navy in San Diego, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by sons Rick, Randy, Mark and David; daughters Pam Lindberg and Christy Jacobsen; and 12 grandchildren. Memorial services over ashes: 10 a.m. Friday at Kailua Community Church, 250 Oneawa St. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Ann Pearl Nursing Facility.

Bruce Lyle Nuesca, 47, of Riverside, Calif., died July 8. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jonnel; father Max; mother Myrle; brothers Sterling, Mark, Michael, Guy, Lloyd and Louis; and sisters Sandra Miller, Lezlee Nuesca, Laurel Nu'uhiwa and Victoria Nuesca. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at Kailua Seventh-day Adventist Church, 160 Mookua St. Aloha attire. Scattering of ashes: 6:30 p.m. off Kailua Boat Ramp. Leis and loose flowers welcome.

Myrtle Chiyono Okura, 84, of Honomu, Hawaii, died Saturday at home. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kazuki, daughter Pearl Kang, sons Howard and Russell, sister Yusami Fujii, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Honomu Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mariano Palalay, 84, of Puhi, Kauai, who worked in landscaping, died July 15 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Alejanda Japuz and Remedios Ulep; sons Jacobino, Willy, Roger, Arnulfo and Pruming "Lito"; 27 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa. Services and burial at a later date. Casual attire.

Cleming Bueno Romena, 69, of Haiku, Maui, a retired maintenance worker for Royal Lahaina Resort, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by companion Sherry Holokai; son Shane; daughters Beverly Lashley and Robin Ralph; brothers Santos L., George and William; sisters Anita Romena and Jackie Balberdi; and nine grandchildren. Wake services: 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Michael Joseph Sindlinger, 56, of Kihei, Maui, a sheet metal worker for AC Industrial Heating, died Saturday at home. He was born in Jamaica, N.Y. He is survived by parents Arthur and Margaret, wife Sandra, daughter Tara, stepdaughter Lisa King, stepson Keith O'Brian, daughters Melissa and Darlene, and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Richard Hisao Tomita, 68, of Honolulu, a retired mason, died July 23 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by aunts and cousins. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Doris Kikuno Umeda, 87, of Honolulu died July 22. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jeffrey T. and Stanley S., sister Kinu Yatsu, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Veronica Viquelia-Shimatsu, 46, of Mililani, formerly of Port Allen, Kauai, a teacher at a private school, died July 23. She is survived by husband Derek Shimatsu; sons Whitney and Dustin Shimatsu; father Delfin Viquelia; stepmother Marilyn Viquelia; brothers Anthony, Stanley, Jerry and Donald Viquelia; and sisters Anita Salvador, Geraldine Bolosan, Debbie Zanders and Donna Joiner. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dorothy Lum Watkins, 81, of Wahiawa, a retired Tori Richard shipping supervisor, died Thursday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by sons Robert and Jeffery Suzui; daughters Frances Kawamoto, Jean Yokomori and Karen Scheiber; sister Beatrice Lindsey; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Masaharu "Steve" Yoshida, 84, of Hilo, a retired electrician for Holmes and Naver Inc., died July 23 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Tazuko "Janet," sons Larry and Jerry, sister Setsuko Ueno and four grandchildren. Private services.

Sung Choon Yue, 73, of Honolulu, a retired vice president for HMSA, died Wednesday. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Sanford; daughter Cindy Juelharte; brothers Chi Choon and Kang Choon; and sisters Dora Park, Sarah Hahn and Willa Sun Woo. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

Deaths Elsewhere

Marjorie Burke, who voted in every presidential election from Warren G. Harding to George W. Bush, died Saturday in Cazenovia, N.Y. She was 106.

A staunch Republican, Burke made it a point to vote in every election and primary. Her nephew, Thomas Gaughan, said even though she was a Republican, she once voted for Democrat Franklin Roosevelt probably because of the depths of poverty she saw while living in New York City during the Great Depression.

The Rev. Robert Henry Bushyhead, a Cherokee linguist best known for his work to preserve the Kituhwa dialect of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, died Saturday in Cherokee, N.C. He was 86.

Bushyhead and his daughter started recording the dialect on video and audio in 1992. The recordings are used in Cherokee schools as part of the Cherokee Language Project, allowing Cherokee to hear the language spoken correctly and fluently.

Bushyhead also portrayed Elias Boudinot for 18 years in the drama "Unto These Hills," performed each year in Cherokee. Boudinot was the editor of the first newspaper that was written in an Indian language in the United States. Bushyhead graduated from Carson Newman College and was an ordained Southern Baptist minister.

Hugo Princz, a U.S. citizen who survived the Holocaust and won reparations from Germany after a 40-year battle, died Sunday in Highland Park, N.J., of cancer. He was 78.

Princz was one of 11 U.S. citizens to settle with Germany for $2.1 million in 1995. He also received an undisclosed share of a slave labor settlement with four German companies.

E. Lawrence Tabat, the former chairman and chief executive of the Dictaphone Corp., a maker of dictating systems, which was acquired by Pitney Bowes, died on July 25 in Tequesta, Fla., where he lived. He was 88.

Tabat joined Dictaphone as president and chief executive in 1973. He retired in 1982, the year Dictaphone, which was based in Rye, N.Y., was acquired by Pitney-Bowes.

Tabat changed the company's focus from manufacturing wax-cylinder dictating machines to electronic voice-processing systems, which are still used in medical and police operations and insurance companies.

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